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A Florida teacher found herself out of a job after a rant to a classroom full of students in which she blamed Antifa for the Capitol riots.
The unidentified substitute was filmed by a Bok Academy student who later posted the meltdown on the Instagram account @knowyourracists. According to the Lake Wales’ school principal Dr. Damien Moses, she was dismissed from school system, TMZ reported.
The post began: “Teaching kids that Antifa broke into the Capitol. … She was a substitute teacher in the middle school’s language arts class. She has been dismissed from the Lake Wales Charter School System.
“She just RANDOMLY started talking about this in 1st period, it was language arts class and we were about to do work when she started talking about the Capitol raid,” the post continued.
In the video, the woman can be heard placing full blame for the violent siege on a federal building on Antifa, saying, “Supporters arrived and suddenly there was violence. Already, three of those have been identified as Antifa members.”
The teacher piled on, adding “this is just another example of an ongoing problem in which Antifa is paid to go to peaceful protests and stir up violence so that the Trump supporters would look bad.”
A brave student spoke up, suggesting otherwise, and the teacher retorted, “No. In fact, there’s video showing Trump supporters trying to stop the people breaking windows. Anybody can put on a MAGA hat. When they’re paid to be there and cause a riot, they want to make it look like Trump supporters, so they wear Trump hats and carry Trump flags.”
Toward the end of the video, the teacher says “I’m telling you the facts,” to which a student responded, “This is just your opinion.”
“We met with her and she has been dismissed not only from our school, but also from the Lake Wales Charter School System,” Moses, principal at the Bok Academy, told TMZ.
Meanwhile, one parent at the school told the local NBC Channel 8 he believed the school acted swiftly and appropriately.
“My opinion is not to have politics in the school,” Walter Hughes, who lives in Lake Wales, told the station. “As far as firing somebody for discussing what they feel, I think it’s a little harsh. I think maybe a suspension, time off.”
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